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ÉCU 2014- The 9th Annual European Independent Film Festival will take place from April 4th to 6th at Cinéma Les 7 Parnassiens, 75014 Paris.

As well as the film screenings, festival attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an array of workshops as well as a series of ‘Meet the Directors‘ panel discussions, in which the audience pose questions directly to the filmmakers. There is also a full program of live music hosted by ÉCU’s partner Access Film-Music. Personalities from cinema, television and the arts, as well as filmmakers and film industry professionals, will mix with a cinema-loving public craving the energy, free spiritedness and innovation that embodies independent film.

Tonya S. Holly

Tonya S. Holly

Along with The European Independent Film Festival and Women-In-Film-In-Music and ESG Management School, HorizonVU Music has co-sponsored a study “Why, Where, What and How? Motivation Behind Film Viewership”. The preliminary results will be available and discussed throughout the Festival and during a special co-sponsored session on Sunday, 6 April at 10h30 led by Owner and CEO of Cypress Moon Productions, Inc., Tonya S. Holly. In addition to the survey results, a focus of the discussion will be on the issue of gender bias in the motion picture and music industries.

“We eagerly look forward to giving these great indie films the recognition they deserve by screening them to large audiences here in Paris,” said Scott Hillier, Oscar-honoured filmmaker and ÉCU’s founder. “In its 9th year, ÉCU continues its tradition of being a true filmmakers’ festival, in which directors develop their unique creative styles in a warm and welcoming environment.“